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James A. Garfield Quotes and Sayings

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A law is not a law without coercion behind it.
- James A. Garfield

A brave man is a man who dares to look the Devil in
the face and tell him he is a Devil.
- James A. Garfield

A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.
- James A. Garfield

Ideas are the great warriors of the world,
and a war that has no idea behind it,
is simply a brutality.
- James A. Garfield

 

Ideas control the world.
- James A. Garfield

I am trying to do two things: dare to be a radical and not a fool,
which is a matter of no small difficulty.
- James A. Garfield

Few men in our history have ever obtained the Presidency
by planning to obtain it.
- James A. Garfield

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Justice and goodwill will outlast passion.
- James A. Garfield

Suicide is not a remedy.
- James A. Garfield

Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter.
- James A. Garfield

I am a poor hater.
- James A. Garfield

I mean to make myself a man, and if I succeed in that,
I shall succeed in everything else.
- James A. Garfield

Territory is but the body of a nation.
The people who inhabit its hills and valleys are its soul,
its spirit, its life.
- James A. Garfield

Whoever controls the volume of money in any country
is absolute master of all industry and commerce.
- James A. Garfield

If you are not too large for the place you occupy,
you are too small for it.
- James A. Garfield

Poverty is uncomfortable; but nine times out of ten
the best thing that can happen to a young man is to
be tossed overboard and compelled to sink or swim.
- James A. Garfield

Things don't turn up in this world until somebody turns them up.
- James A. Garfield

The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.
- James A. Garfield

Nobody but radicals have ever accomplished anything in a great crisis.
- James A. Garfield

He who controls the money supply of a nation controls the nation.
- James A. Garfield

The civil service can never be placed on a satisfactory
basis until it is regulated by law.
- James A. Garfield

If wrinkles must be written on our brows,
let them not be written upon the heart.
The spirit should never grow old.
- James A. Garfield

All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people.
- James A. Garfield

There can be no permanent disfranchised peasantry in the United States.
- James A. Garfield

I have had many troubles in my life,
but the worst of them never came.
- James A. Garfield

The sin of slavery is one of which it may be said that
without the shedding of blood there is no remission.
- James A. Garfield

Right reason is stronger than force.
- James A. Garfield

The President is the last person in the world to know
what the people really want and think.
- James A. Garfield

I love to deal with doctrines and events.
The contests of men about men I greatly dislike.
- James A. Garfield

The ideal college is Mark Hopkins on one end of a log
and a student on the other.
- James A. Garfield

Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education,
without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.
- James A. Garfield

The chief duty of government is to keep the peace and
stand out of the sunshine of the people.
- James A. Garfield

If the power to do hard work is not a skill,
it's the best possible substitute for it.
- James A. Garfield

In matters of conscience,
the law of the majority has no place.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind.
The time is always right to do the right thing.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time.
Hatred ceases through love.
This is an unalterable law.
- The Buddha

The more laws and order are made prominent,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.
- Lao Tzu

Justice that love gives is a surrender,
justice that law gives is a punishment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

For time and the world do not stand still.
Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world.
To be effective it demands the sacrifice
of the bravest and the most spotless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is not desirable to cultivate
a respect for the law,
so much as for the right.
- Henry David Thoreau

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

It is the first law of friendship
that it has to be cultivated.
The second is to be indulgent
when the first law is neglected.
- Voltaire

The only way to store information is by agreement.
The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind.
Our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive.
Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others,
but we cannot accept and love ourselves.
- don Miguel Ruiz

It appears to be a law that you cannot have
a deep sympathy with both man and nature.
- Henry David Thoreau

In law, nothing is certain but the expense.
- Samuel Butler

Congress will pass a law restricting public comment
on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum
of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line.
- Andy Grove

One of the things I was taught in law school is that
I'd never be able to think the same again -
that being a lawyer is something that's part of who
I am as an individual now.
- Anita Hill

Just got back from a pleasure trip: I took my mother-in-law to the airport.
- Henny Youngman

Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law.
- Boethius

Constant development is the law of life,
and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas
in order to appear consistent
drives himself into a false position.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I want to be the white man's brother, not his brother-in-law.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To hear some men talk of the government,
you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation,
and kept the planets in their places.
- Wendell Phillips

Clarke's Third Law:
Any sufficiently advanced technology
is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

The law has no power over heroes.
- Charlotte Lennox

If you do something once,
people will call it an accident.
If you do it twice, t
hey call it a coincidence.
But do it a third time, and
you've just proven a natural law.
- Grace Hopper

Almost any sect, cult, or religion will
legislate its creed into law
if it acquires the political power.
- Robert A. Heinlein

If a child lives with criticism,
he learns to condemn.
...
If a child lives with fear,
he learns to be apprehensive.
...
If a child lives with encouragement,
he learns to be confident.
...
If a child lives with acceptance,
he learns to love.
- Dorothy Law Nolte

To force a lawyer on a defendant can only lead him
to believe that the law contrives against him.
- Potter Stewart

To believe in a just law of cause and effect,
carrying with it a punishment or a reward,
is to believe in righteousness.
- Ernest Holmes

And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual,
it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival
of the fittest in every department.
- Andrew Carnegie

Music is a moral law.
It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
- Plato

It is impossible to tell where the law stops and justice begins.
- Bugs Baer

If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.
- Louis D. Brandeis

My father-in-law gets up at 5 o'clock in the morning
and watches the Discovery Channel.
I don't know why there's this big rush to do this.
- Jeff Foxworthy

Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends.
- H. L. Mencken

Humor is always based on a modicum of truth.
Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law?
- Dick Clark

Law of Contrariness:
Our chief want in life is somebody
who shall make us do what we can.
Having found them, we shall then hate them for it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Have a talk with your mind
(it really is something separate from yourself).
Lay down the law.
"My life begins TODAY.
I am like a newborn.
I have what I have today;
I have my fingers, my toes,
some people in my life,
some material and financial state.
Yesterday is only a dream -
perhaps a nightmare,
perhaps a cherished memory,
but only a dream - nothing more.
I will make all decisions and actions based solely
on what I have today as a starting point."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whenever men take the law into their own hands,
the loser is the law.
And when the law loses, freedom languishes.
- Robert Kennedy


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